YELLOW PERCH (Perca flavescens)
ALIAS: Lake perch, ringed perch, American perch, raccoon perch, ring-tailed perch
IDENTIFICATION: A golden-yellow fish with 6 to 8 vertical bands and a spiny dorsal fin with 12 to 14 spines.
DIET: Insects and insect larvae, snails, small fish and commercial fish food.
SPAWNING: Mid-March to early-May when water temperatures are 50-60̊F. They lay long egg strands onto submerged structure; no parental care is provided
FISHING TIPS: Perch are most often caught in the spring and fall using fathead minnows, golden shiner minnows and night crawlers fished near the bottom.
300 fish per acre stocking rate is recommended.